30mm Lift springs on top of 30mm spacers with 255/55R20 tires - Nissan Pathfinder Forum
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Post 30mm Lift springs on top of 30mm spacers with 255/55R20 tires

I am attempting to get my PF as high as I can get it, I am hoping to achieve at least 1ft of ground clearance. Currently I have installed polyurethane spacers or a leveling kit of 30mm, my experience...just buy longer shock absorbers in the rear don't use the shock extender bolt extensions they will break and your absorber will end up inside your rim as i experienced. The spacers are a pain in the butt but they do work, having the most trouble in the front, also noted is that I opted for grade 8 bolts from lowes because the ones in the kit looked like they would snap...and they did. I will post pictures as the project develops. Also to note my CV boot RH side is ruptured not sure how but I drive a lot...I mean A LOT!! So any suggestions as to the correlation between that and my lift efforts would be appreciated.

as for the parts the kit for the 30mm spacers is found on amazon.



https://www.universalcarlifts.com/pr...-28-inch-rims/
https://www.dobinsonsdirect.com/prod...nder-r52-2013/

I purchased dobinsons springs front and rear with added load capacity in the front and rear with a 30mm raised height as well for the checkout options. (I will update when they come in the mail)

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UPDATE: 50mm lifted struts

These should prove useful in achieving my desired ground clearance and maybe an inch more, the only problem I may run into now is CV axle clearance and related linkage clearance.

So to recap height increases assuming all goes well and safe, we have:

50mm kit (extended struts+rear cup lifts)
30mm kit (polyurethane spacers)
30mm springs (dobinsons)

total of about 4.3 inches of lift plus tire sizes equals about 5 inches total. The stock height or ground clearance for the R52 is about 6 inches. I am well aware that the rear cups and spacers may not stack safely so gonna stick my wallet out there and take one for the team.I may be able to correct the cv axle issue by getting some extensions on the bottom of the strut to bring the axle angle up some.

Another note to add here in this math is that this is the total height of the components being added not the actual height the vehicle will be lifted.

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This just with the tires and leveling kit.
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Sorry mobile upload lol.

The second photo here shows the shock absorbers I installed a few weeks ago. The are load adjusting shock absorbers.
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Rear Springs are on Back order but getting the front end up should happen as soon as I get the new struts in. I have called the place that I ordered the struts from, they use Monroe struts and modify them with a custom job per order so there is delay when shipping, I would hope they do a test fit on a model before shipping. I am skeptical about the rear cups as I believe they adapt for a spacer rather than be the spacer themselves though he gave me an attitude on the phone when I could not understand whether they were made to fit perfectly. They state that unless spring measurements are given the provide a universal one that I can cut myself though I'm not going to be too excited about cutting a hunk of steel or even aluminum for that matter. If I have to I will send measurements so they can make them for me though I get the idea I will have to pay for that myself. I have high hopes for the front end lift, the back end is where I'm worried that the spacers won't be able to stay in place or stack safely. If you want an easy lift of about 4 inches I would recommend that you omit the rubber spacers I purchased on Amazon as they are a real PITA.

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UPDATE: Installing rear springs

Springs came in today here are the photos, I will change out the rears and post today the results. I have to wait on the extended struts before I do the front, that and the front requires extra hands I don't have.
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Here are the results of the rear which most here have seen with the Robinson's springs nothing special however I have an additional 1.2 inches with my spacers, there will be an additional 3 inches after I get the strut kit. To note: the higher we go up the more inward the tires are pulled but putting wheel spacers would destroy the bearings on the wheel so I will not be doing so but the tires have plenty of space in the rear. 3 inches more to go!

As far as handling she does not bounce much in the caboose so no more twerking for her lol.
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Exclamation Control arms and alignment issues

The issue ive been pondering is aligning the rear wheels after the lift, if anyone has any ideas how to correct the alignment to as close to factory spec as possible that would be appreciated. I do not have much more adjustment left in the rear and the front struts have been redesigned to compensate for at least 3 inches of lift for camber angle. My best idea I have is getting a custom shop to create longer control arms since they do not exist on the market or...any aftermarket solution.

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Benjamin! Great thread and build man! I've subscribed!

I'll have a lot of questions for you but for now I'll just watch and try to learn.

Thanks for posting and sharing.

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